New Review of ‘Weather or Not’ from Jazz Host Gary Vercelli:
Here is a sneak peek at the 2017 line-up:
Brother Sun will play one of their last gigs as a trio for us this summer before continuing on as solo artists, the Slambovians return for all 3 days and our Fri night Song Swap will feature Rod MacDonald, David Massengill, Abbie Gardner & Joe Crookston. The legendary Eric Andersen comes to FRFF for the first time. Hoopoe the Clowne is back at the family stage. So are the Storycrafters. We also have Tempest, the Adam Ezra Group, Nerissa & Katryna Nields & Vishten. Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem will play main, dance and family stages. Dance bands include Buddy System, Great Bear & the Russett Trio. The great Jimmy LaFave returns this year for his 7th FRFF appearance. The Gaslight Tinkers who were so enjoyed on 3 of our stages last year will return. LOTS MORE COMING SOON.
Rale Micic – Night Music 4/3
O’s Notes: Serbian guitarist Rale Micic moved to New York 17 years ago and has made himself a notable part of the jazz scene. He assembles a fusion-based quartet to perform Night Music, a collection of original music with a few well-placed arrangements of Bela Bartók’s classical compositions. As the title suggests, much of the program is soothing ballads featuring Micic’s liquid, warm melodies and a touch of mystery. Among the best selections are “Hotel Insomnia” and “Blue”. Pianist Danny Grissett delivers an explosive solo on the title track, one of the Bartók arrangements that illustrate the lively adventures that can occur after dark. Jonathan Blake (d) and Corcoran Holt (b) also deliver strong support in a fine recording.
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